I am so honoured to have the opportunity to display my nature photography, The Nature of Things, in the window display at Texture's Craftworks from March 25th to April 15th. The photo greeting cards have been well received and are selling steady this past year I have been a member. The display has given me a chance to showcase digital photo plaques and framed photography of a number of my favourite nature shots, some in large format.
How I got started ...
A Yellow Warbler first introduced me to nature photography.
A few years back, I left for my lunch hour, parking the car at a nearby ravine from where I was employed. There was a small stream running through it. While I was having lunch in the car and enjoying the solitude, this yellow beauty landed on my driver-side mirror, seemingly unaware of me in the car, the window was up. He would tap on the mirror with his beak or sometimes fly head first into the mirror. Wondering if he was looking for a mate or defending territory, I was curious and intrigued by this little yellow bird's tenacity. The following day I purchase my first digital camera, a Kodak with 10x Optical Zoom.
I returned to the same spot for several days and so did the Yellow Warbler entertaining me with his aeronautics and one-sided love affair with his image in the mirror. I snapped many pictures, but this one in particular (above) became my favourite as I managed to get this beautiful bird in mid-song as designated by the focused upper beak and the vibrating lower beak.